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PreSchool-Grade 2 In one or two lines of text per page and large, boldly colored illustrations, Mercer tells the tale of a little boy who is sure that there is an alligator under his bed. Getting no sympathy from his parents who ``never saw it,'' he forms a plan of attack. He leaves a trail of food from his bed through the house to the garage door. He then follows behind as the alligator gobbles up the goodies, fresh vegetables, fruit, and even ``the last piece of pie,'' making its way to the garage. The boy then locks the door. The last page shows the note he leaves for his father, telling him that there's an alligator in the garage and to wake him up ``if you need help.'' Children will relate to this young hero's triumph over normal childhood fears, and they'll love his clever solution to his problem. The book gleams with crisp full-color watercolor illustrations, and the alligator has just the right touch of scariness. The little boy is obviously a child of the 1980s, with his hot wheels tricycle and robot transformer type toys, but the story is timeless. Sure to become as popular as Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (Dial, 1968) and bound to be a storyhour staple.Patricia Homer, Lowville Acad . , N.Y.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Mercer Mayer is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 300 books for children. He lives in Roxbury, Connecticut. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Storytime, as you can imaging, in a preschool can be a bit challenging to say the least. If we are have a crazy day, I just pull out "There's An Alligatior Under My Bed" and the... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by L. Shelton
I read this book when I was a child. I am now in college and writing a paper on my favorite children's book. This is definitely it. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2000 by Laura McKinley
This book is wonderful. I read it to my 2 1/2 year old daughter and she loves it. The language is simple enough for little ones to follow yet exciting enough to catch their... Read morePublished on July 22 2000
I bought this book at a library book sale. My 3yr. old grandaughter now knows it by heart! The pictures and story are delightful.Mercer Mayer knows how children think!Published on July 5 2000 by J. Ryan